Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the
opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for
top dogs from Kent as it comes to the Dogs Live Kent show at The
Hop Farm Family Park, Tonbridge on 21st June.
Dogs and owners competing at the heat are hoping to make it
through to the semi-finals, held at Discover Dogs at London's Earls
Court in November, and from there six lucky crossbreed dogs will
qualify for Crufts 2015.
Last year's heat at the Kent County Show saw six charming
crossbreeds qualify for the semi-finals. Now all crossbreeds
and mixed breed dogs in the area have the chance to follow in their
footsteps as they are invited to take part in the Scruffts Family
Crossbreed Dog of the Year competition, sponsored by James
Wellbeloved, where all shapes, sizes and ages of dog are
Each dog entered in the competition will have a few minutes to
dazzle the judges in one or more of the six competition categories:
Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog, Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch, Child's
Best Friend, Golden Oldie Crossbreed, Best Crossbreed Rescue and
the Good Citizen Dog Scheme class. For entry criteria for
each class, visit www.scruffts.org.uk.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which organises
the competition, said: "Scruffts celebrates the love, companionship
and often heroic stories of our nation's crossbreed dogs, and
raises money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which makes a
difference for dogs by funding a wide variety of work ranging from
supporting research into canine diseases to welfare
"The fun competition is perfect for the whole family to enjoy
and is a great way of socialising dogs and getting to meet other
dog lovers in your area. We are very much looking forward to
seeing the wonderful crossbreeds from Kent and the surrounding
areas in action."
The Dogs Live Kent show is held on 21st and 22nd June featuring
everything from spectacular dog display teams to entertaining fun
Registration for the competition starts from 10am and the
competition begins at 12pm. Entering a dog into Scruffts costs just
£2 per class and all entry money will be split between the Kennel
Club Charitable Trust and The Dogs Live Kent show's chosen
charity. There is no need to enter in advance, just simply
turn up on the day.
Your Dog magazine is the media sponsor of the competition for
the third year running, meaning that the winners of each heat will
not only receive delicious James Wellbeloved goodies, but a copy of
the latest Your Dog magazine too.
For more information on the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of
the Year competition, please visit www.scruffts.org.uk. For
more information about the Dogs Live kent event, visit: http://www.dogslive.co.uk